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Wife not sure if husband divorced her

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Q: If a husband denies and is ready to give oath about not divorcing his wife but the wife thinks that he has divorced her over the phone. She is confused as her husband is giving an oath and she too was very angry when she asked for divorce so she isn’t sure whether he said it or maybe she heard it wrong. Who should be believed, the husband or the wife?


A: When she is not clear then she should count herself as not divorced.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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